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Big Easy Red Bag: Crochet

This bag is versatile and stylish.

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

It makes up fast making it perfect for gift giving. Crochet it for a loved one today.

What you need

5 cones of nylon cord (I used "La Espiga" No. 18, 200 g/each)
Size H aluminum hook

Instructions

Round 1:

Using two strands held together, Chain 5. Slip to first chain to make a loop. 6 SC into loop. (DO NOT JOIN- YOU ARE WORKING IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS for the entire piece.)

Round 2: SC twice in each of the next 6 SC.

Round 3: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next SC* around.

Round 4: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 2 SC* around.

Round 5: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 3 SC* around.

Round 6: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 4 SC* around.

Round 7: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 5 SC* around.

Round 8: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 6 SC* around.

Round 9: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 7 SC* around.

Round 10: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 8 SC* around.

Round 11: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 9 SC* around.

Round 12: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 10 SC* around.

Round 13: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 11 SC* around.

Round 14: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 12 SC* around.

Round 15: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 13 SC* around.

Round 16: *SC twice in next SC, SC once in next 14 SC* around.

Round 17-54 SC in each stitch, NO INCREASES

Round 55: Chain 4, *Skip one stitch, DC in next stitch, Chain one* around. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of beginning chain 4. Chain 1.

Round 56 -57: SC in each stitch around. At the end of round slip stitch and fasten off.

CORD: Holding two strands together, make a chain long enough to go through round 55 and for a strap that is comfortable to you.(Mine is about 36″ long)

HINT: Melt the end of your nylon cord so it doesn’t fray. I also glued the ends of the double strands together (on the inside of the piece) because I was afraid that the knots wouldn’t hold. Nylon cord can be rascally! I also made a rectangle (using a single cord) a little larger than my cell phone and sewed it to the inside of the bag. It’s turned out nice.

This Project was contributed by DebGirlPower

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